Sorry about the 6 week break. Much had happened during that time. I left WI on October 1 heading south (well mostly south). I picked up my niece near Joliet, IL. It was nice having company and a second driver. We headed to Athens, AL thinking that we would drive straight through. However, shortly into KY we pulled over for some shut-eye.
We stopped at a Love’s Truck stop; took a potty break; locked the van doors and hit the bed. It was nice to have your own bed and not to have to look for a motel.
About 5 am we woke up and hit the road again. My hope was to arrive in Athens in time for a tai-chi class. We were on schedule until we ran into the traffic in Nashville.. Opps.Instead of a 9:15 arrival we made it at 10:15. We received a very warm welcome. I did not get to attend a class but got some more instructions. With practice I will get my 24 form yet.
Thursday afternoon was a day for catching up on some business about town.
Friday was a day for preparation for the Estate Sale which went well.
Saturday the sale started 11:am. Every thing sold including the house and the 46 guns.
Sunday was church day and visiting with church friends. This makes 4 days sleeping on the beds in the van. So far the design hold up to its potential. One fifteen Sunday afternoon we hit the road again going westward this time. We arrived in Searcy, AR about 10 pm. Again sleeping in the van which is becoming an RV.
Monday morning it was westward again, heading for Wolf City, TX. It looks more like a village than a city. We stopped for a short visit in Sulphur Springs to visit with my sister/Becky’s mother. David, my nephew and Becky’s brother has a guest room so Becky and I shared a bed. David add this room with its bath to his house so that their mother could have her own room when she was living with him and his son. She stayed with David and Michael until she had to go to the nursing home.
Tuesday was mostly spent visiting with my sister. Becky and I sat on the porch of the nursing home enjoying the wonderful weather. The sun was shining. The breeze was gentle. Becky and I think that she recognized Becky for a few short minutes.
Wednesday was another visit with Sis. The same situation. The weather was still beautiful which made visiting more pleasant. Northwest Texas is begining to look like Fall; less green with more brown. David and Michael took Becky and I out to a Chinese restaurant. This makes night in a genuine bed. We slept well.
Thursday began another travel day. We started in TX 11 taking up I-30 at Sulphur Springs headed through Little Rock, AR to Searcy, AR. Becky did most of the driving which was very helpful.
Friday afternoon we headed the van down AR67/167 to Little Rock to the bus station. We arrived early because we were not sure exactly the location of the station. We did have to search a bit before we found it. I was located on the feeder road and we could have pulled directly into it instead of turning on Roosevelt. We sat for about an hour people watching before the MegaBus arrived. For a new bus line (new to us) it is doing well. The bus was packed. After some time (30 minutes late) it left for Memphis and points north (like Chicago). I arrived back in Searcy about 7:30pm. The entire trip and been some adventure. Now its over. I am parked at a friend’s house and consider this my “winter” location – bed and all.
Since Saturday, the 10th until now I have been reintroducing my self to old friends and neighbors. Janet, my friend, has lived in Searcy for about 25 years. She has recently joined the workforce again even though she is in her 70s. Her oldest daughter has come home for an extended stay.She is sleeping on the couch She is looking for work. Also, she has a female friend who will be staying with her for some time.She is staying in the second bedroom. She is on disability. I am glad I have my own sleeping quarters. Both Lue (daughter) and Teresa (friend) have been helping me work some on the RV
Tomorrow, I will have been 3 weeks and 1 day since i left Wisconsin. Today the last few days we have been working on the curtains for the bedroom/living room/dining room windows. Tomorrow we hope to finish the shelves that go over the beds. We may even get tome wiring for the lights over the beds done. hope, hope.
This should catch you up on the news about the Grand Maverick. More later. GM